A few of these have form that ties in with the first division including LENNY BEE, who found only Monsieur Jamie too good here last month before going very close again at Lingfield last time. He finished in front of today's rival Island Legend on both occasions and also has the beating of Captain Scooby. Deborah Sanderson's charge gets the nod as the latter has since finished behind Sleepy Blue Ocean and Oldjoesaid over 6f at this track, while Mottley Crewe was runner-up to Crimson Cloud before scoring over 6f here himself, but is 8lb higher today.
Lenny Bee 11-4 (9-0) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Sugar Beet (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Defence Council (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Steadied start, held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, led and hung left over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, headed and not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Elna Bright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov.
Island Legend (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed final 75 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Sugar Beet (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Mottley Crewe 9-2 (8-13) Led 1f, with leader, led again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 4th of 10, hd behind Requisite (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Luscivious 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, pushed along in mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Green Park (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Captain Scooby 28-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mount Hollow (8-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Nov.
Red Cape (FR) 11-2 (9-8) Held up in mid-division on inside, not clear run from 2f out until switched left and headway on inside over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind No Mean Trick (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 6-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Mount Hollow (8-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Nov.
Oldjoesaid 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mount Hollow (8-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Nov.
Waabel 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-11) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.